Lexus patient with fixed-price program

A year into the Lexus Plus no-haggle pricing program, the expected waves of dealers joining are only ripples. But brand executives say a slow and steady pace has its benefits.

| UPDATED: 5/22/17 11:53 am ET - corrected
Maroone jumps back into auto retailing

Mike Maroone, former COO of 
AutoNation Inc., spent the bulk of his two-year retirement searching for a way back into auto retail. He found it at an off-the-radar meeting last November.

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Lexus patient with fixed-price program

A year into the Lexus Plus no-haggle pricing program, the expected waves of dealers joining are only ripples. But brand executives say a slow and steady pace has its benefits.


In the pits with Hendrick Motorsports

Athleticism, strength, an ability to work as a synchronized team and competitive drive are required to make the pit crew for Hendrick Motorsports. Here's a look inside the training regimen.

| UPDATED: 5/22/17 11:53 am ET - corrected
Maroone jumps back into auto retailing

Mike Maroone, former COO of 
AutoNation Inc., spent the bulk of his two-year retirement searching for a way back into auto retail. He found it at an off-the-radar meeting last November.


Dealers: 'Who's Hackett?'

News that Mark Fields is out at Ford left surprised dealers with a common reaction. They want to know, 'Who is Jim Hackett?'


What's the succession plan at AutoNation?

A series of high-level executive departures at AutoNation -- highlighted by COO Bill Berman's abrupt departure last week -- has raised questions about the succession plan for CEO Mike Jackson, 68.


The metamorphosis of C.J. Wilson

There's retiring, and then there's retiring at age 35 with millions of dollars in the bank and a passion for racing, owning and selling some of the world's most pedigreed car brands.

| UPDATED: 5/15/17 8:21 pm ET - adds details
AutoNation COO Berman resigns

AutoNation President and COO Bill Berman resigned Monday, just three months after being named president. The nation's largest dealership group said CEO Mike Jackson will take on Berman's operating duties until the company finds a replacement.

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